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Abstract Submission DEAdline

Deadline extended! The call for abstracts is open through 31 March 2019.

Abstract Submission Details

Poster presentations are an integral component of ISSX meetings. We encourage all those involved in the fields of metabolism, pharmacology, toxicology, molecular biology and other related disciplines to consider submitting an abstract for a poster presentation at the 12th International ISSX Meeting to be held in Portland, Oregon 28 July – 1 August 2019.

Please read all of the information contained on this page before clicking on the abstract submission button below.

ISSX Membership Requirement

It is a requirement that at least one author named in the abstract be a current, paid-in-full ISSX member. To obtain a login or to join ISSX, please complete the membership application. To renew your membership, please visit  By submitting an abstract one must confirm that if their abstract is accepted that they will attend the 12th International ISSX Meeting.

Submission Categories

There are two submission categories:

  1. General Abstract Submissions: Open for all abstracts for poster presentation at the meeting.

  2. Poster Awards Competition: Open to predoctoral (graduate students) and postdoctoral ISSX members (those within five (5) years of having earned their PhD), this submission category is a fantastic opportunity to compete for cash prizes and special recognition at the meeting. Six finalists from both categories will present their posters during a special poster viewing session at the meeting.

    First, second, and third place awards will be presented at the Poster Competition Awards Presentation session at the meeting. NOTE: If your abstract is not accepted for the Poster Awards Competition it will then automatically be reviewed as a general abstract submission. You do not need to submit an abstract in both the awards and the general categories.

Submission Guidelines

Follow these guidelines to complete your submission:

  • Primary Presenter: Please provide all required information for the presenting author including a valid email address. A presenter must be identified in order for abstracts to be considered.

  • Co-Authors: Enter all additional authors in the order they should appear in the program. The abstract submission form will guide you through the process of entering the author(s) information.

  • Special Notice: Do not include the author information in the body of the abstract. At least one author listed must be a member of ISSX or your abstract will not be reviewed.

  • Primary Keyword: For each submission, indicate an abstract topic (e.g. primary keyword), provide complete presenter contact information, and include the abstract text.

  • Abstract Title: Type the abstract title using ALL UPPERCASE LETTERS. All abstracts must be in English - the official language of the 12th International ISSX Meeting.

  • Abstract Body: The abstract text should be typed single-spaced and may not exceed 500 words (350 to 400 words is preferred). Type the text as one paragraph. All references included in the text should be numbered and accompanied by the full citation, including author’s names, title, journal name, volume, number, inclusive paging, and year of publication.

  • Abstract Content: Abstracts must describe previously unpublished work. Abstracts previously published for other domestic or international meetings cannot be accepted.

    • If the abstract is about metabolism/disposition/mode of action of the compound, then the chemical name or a partial structure must be included. If the compound causes a well-characterized biological response that is independent of structure (for example, compounds are a general inhibitor of some process, like apoptosis or chaperone function and structure is unrelated to the central theme), it is acceptable to include it with only the generic name.

    • Abstracts should include a statement of hypothesis, methods used, supporting data, results and conclusions. Abstracts found to be lacking in sufficient clarity, relation to the meeting topic areas, or scientific content may be rejected.

  • Review before You Submit: Preparation of the abstract should be rigorous and the abstract checked for errors and accuracy before submission. Errors in the submitted abstract cannot be corrected once the abstract is accepted. Errors can be corrected in the poster, so the whole set of data and information presented is accurate. Accepted abstracts will be printed in the abstract book as submitted and so care should be taken to ensure that abstracts are free of errors.

Scoring and Notification

Please note these details regarding abstract scoring and acceptance notification:

  • General abstracts are reviewed for accuracy, clarity, and quality of the research presented. These abstracts are scored blindly by a panel of reviewers and are either accepted or rejected.

  • Poster Award Competition abstracts are reviewed and scored on the significance of the research, experimental approach, soundness of conclusions, and clarity of the research presented. These abstracts are scored blindly by a panel of reviewers and the top-scoring abstracts will be selected as finalists based on their combined scores.

  • Abstract acceptance notifications will be sent to primary authors via email in April 2019.

Questions:  Please email or telephone us at +1 (202) 367.1160